The future's bright thanks to orange: Pensioner sells collection of fruit wrappers to fund holiday with his wife Eric Bradshaw, 83, owns albums containing nearly 3,000 wrappers The collection was started by his grandfather during the 1920sHe now hopes to sell the lot to pay for a cruise for his wife By Sam Adams PUBLISHED: 17:46 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 22 February 2013 Most people simply throw away food wrapping without a second thought. But pensioner Eric Bradshaw, 83, is hoping to sweeten his retirement by cashing in on what is believed to be the world's biggest collection of fruit wrappers.
How Waugh declared war on Christmas | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 17 December 2012 Not in the spirit: Evelyn Waugh was not a christmassy being As Christmas approaches, with its relentless and dispiriting pressure to have fun, it might be well to remind ourselves of those few brave souls who have refused to toe the line. Evelyn Waugh (pictured) was the least Christmassy of beings. ‘A poor Christmas Day . . .’ he wrote in his diary on December 25, 1919.